October 2017 Newsletter

Early Registration is Now Open for the 2018 IASI Symposium!

October 19, 2017 

IASI Newsletter

In this Issue...

IASI Video Repository

A How-To Video

This month's video comes to us from Manny Aragon with The Rolf Workshop: Center for Structural Performance.

This is Manny's second video providing insight into the process of producing, making, and marketing your own SI videos.


Submit Your Own IASI Video

We are grateful to our contributors thus far, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our profession by building our video repository (a members-only resource). If you have an idea for a video, please contact [email protected] with a short description!

Updates from the Law & Regulation Committee

IASI's Law & Regulation Committee wants to keep you informed and up-to-date on the latest L&R news. Check out the October Updates below.

Local members must take the lead in law and regulatory efforts. It is the role of the L&R Committee to support YOU in doing the work that needs to be done in your state. We cannot be in every state and need your help to ensure that we are appropriately regulated, whether that means exemption or licensure. Please, stay informed and step forward to take action where action is needed. If you have any questions, contact Deborah Nimmons, L&R Committee Chair.

IASI is Excited to Bring Back the Symposium!


Early Registration Is Open

IASI invites all SI practitioners, educators, and supporters from around the world to join us in Vancouver, WA, USA this coming April. Take advantage of this time to plan your trip and register early for a discounted rate! 


Keep an eye out next week for a Symposium keynote speaker announcement.

Member Spotlight


Name: Amy Lynne Borland Hilton

Location of Practice:  Ocracoke, NC

Website: www.deepbluebodywork.com

School: KMI/Anatomy Trains Structural Integration

Graduation Date: June 2015

What do you enjoy most about practicing SI?

There are so many things I enjoy about practicing SI. The most rewarding thing is helping my clients realize that they do not have to live in pain. Guiding others to understand that our bodies are designed to move, and it is through moving that we keep our tissue hydrated, mobile, and healthy. I love to see the light of relief and empowerment in their eyes after a session.

What has been the biggest hurdle in your practice?

My biggest hurdle has been transitioning my clients from massage therapy to Structural Integration, but it is happening!

Would you like to share a success story?

I hope this doesn't sound arrogant, but I am my favorite success story. I was diagnosed with scoliosis as an adolescent and braced for a couple years until I stopped growing. Yoga helped me find my road to understanding and addressing my imbalances. Massage therapy expanded my knowledge of the human body and brought me to SI. It was Structural Integration that really released me from chronic pain, improved my coordination, and increased my stamina. Through studying the science of fascia and its importance in interconnecting ever part and piece of my body, I began to really understand how best to take care of myself. And that knowledge expands continuously with my studies.

So, my favorite work is with the bends and rotations of the spine. I have a client that is in her 70s with scoliosis. She gets bilaterally compressed in her ribcage/pelvis relationship. Together we have found space and increased movement in her body as she loves to walk long hours on the beach. The light in her eyes after a session fills my heart with joy especially with my knowing personally her level of relief.

What makes you or your practice unique?

My circuitous path in understanding my scoliotic spine makes my practice unique. I blend my previous studies of yoga, Craniosacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and Myofascial Bodywork into my SI Practice. All of these studies have benefited the holistic health of my spine, allowing me to further help my clients. Integration of the whole person is my passion. We are more than just a body and mind. We are a body-mind-spirit which is so much more than individual parts.

What are your hopes for the profession of Structural Integration?

I hope the Structural Integration profession continues to grow and be acknowledged by people as being an integral part of healthy living. In this technology age, I find more and more students and clients searching for ways to reconnect to themselves. Spatial medicine, as my teacher Tom Myers says, can fill in the holes that may be missing in people's lives. I truly believe that SI will bridge the gap between modern medicine and holistic medicine if we as Structural Integrators stay connected together. Thank you IASI for helping to make that connection. 

Upcoming CE Courses 

Module 1 Functional Methods: Assessments & Treatments | Eugene, OR | October 26-28, 2017

Structural Visceral Approaches: Thoracic Interrelationships | Los Angeles, CA | November 3-5, 2017

Functional Methods Module 1 | Boulder, CO | November 14-16, 2017

The Way for Translation of 10 Recipe of SI into the Movement with the Art of Yield | Tokyo, Japan | November 14-17, 2017

Functional Methods for Structural Integrators: Module 4 | Boulder, CO | November 17-19, 2017

The Shoulder Girdle: Support for Self-Expression | Salt Lake City, UT | October 12-14, 2017

For our full list of IASI approved courses, please visit our online calendar.

Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Boulder, CO | November 10, 2017
Registration closes October 27, 2017

Certification Exam | Boulder, CO | December 8, 2017
Registration closes November 24, 2017

IASI Yearbook - Ad Submissions

IASI is seeking ad submissions for the IASI Yearbook of Structural Integration. We encourage submissions from practitioners, teachers, and vendors. Learn more about ad guidelines and submission instructions today.

Submit Your Ad Today

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